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Report of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants on the work of its seventh me... Read more
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127 Governments meeting in Geneva agreed to add endosulfan to the list of POPs to be eliminated worldwide. Read more
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Lao PDR has transmitted its revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4 amendments pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 25 April 2016.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has transmitted its initial, revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4 and COP5 amendments pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 15 April 2016.
Yemen has transmitted its initial national implementation plans pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 26 January 2016.
Cambodia has transmitted its revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4 and COP5 amendments pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 25 January 2016.
Ukraine has transmitted its initial national implementation plans pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 21 January 2016.
Seychelles has transmitted its revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4, COP5 and COP6 amendment pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 5 January 2016.
See the national implementation plans.
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2016/17 is now available on the BRS websites.
More on the POPs in the News page.
China is working towards elimination of the flame retardant HBCD after its government ratified the amendment listing it in Annex A to the Convention, as adopted by the Conference of the Parties in 2013.
A letter has been sent in October to inform Parties of these proposals 6 months in advance of COP-8.
From 4 to 7 October, Geneva hosts the 2nd meeting of the effectiveness evaluation committee, whose work is helping answer this important question.
Our regional focus switches to Latin America and the role of The Uruguayan Technological Laboratory (LATU) in Montevideo, which assists parties implement the Basel and Stockholm Conventions.
The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the twelfth meetings of the CRC and POPRC
Latest in the series talks to Dr. Abdulnabi Al-Ghadban, who leads the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Kuwait.
Addressing amendments from COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, Cameroon has submitted its updated National Implementation Plan.
This month we highlight the work of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Kuwait.
SCRC Kuwait is hosted by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), which was established in 1967 to carry out applied scientific research and to provide consulting services for both governmental and private sectors in Kuwait, the Gulf region and the Arab World. KISR was nominated by the parties of the Asia region, and endorsed by the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention in 2009 to serve as a Stockholm Convention Regional Centre. The centre serves basically the countries located in the West Asia region, namely: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. The main objective of the SCRC Kuwait is to strengthen and further develop the capabilities of countries in the West Asia region in implementing the Stockholm Convention, through capacity building and the transfer of environmentally sound technologies adopted and used under the Stockholm Convention.
The priorities of the centre are as follows:
As such the vision for evolving the RC in the next 5 to 10 years is to ensure that all members would have the means and support needed from the RC to reach the level of full compliance with the Stockholm Convention.
SCRC Kuwait/KISR has emerged as a centre of excellence in the field of laboratory analysis of various environmental samples, including POPs and has a proven track record in laboratory management. The main laboratories and support sectors available in KISR that are related to the work of SCRC Kuwait are:
KISR/SCRC Kuwait has been undertaking a wide range of environmental studies particularly on the monitoring of POPs in various matrices and producing a significant number of articles in the peer review journals in recent years. Some of the notable works related to the Stockholm Convention include:
For more information please visit: www.kisr.edu.kw.
The outcomes of the recent Rotterdam Convention CRC-12 and Stockholm Convention POPRC-12 meetings are now available online, featuring proposed new chemicals listings at the COPs in Geneva in 2017.
Parties have been officially informed of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions COPs, featuring a high-level segment, to be held in Geneva from 24 April to 5 May 2017.
Reflecting the Secretariat’s commitment to taking action to reduce gender inequalities, the updated BRS Gender Action Plan is now available.
The Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC.12) meets in Rome 19-23rd September to review new chemicals proposed for listing.
Our popular series continues with an interview with Otavio Okano and Lady Virginia from CETESB in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Pursuant to Article 7 of the Stockholm Convention, Nigeria has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan reflecting to COP4, COP5, and COP6 amendments.